Stabenow beat out Hoekstra in U.S. Senate race

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow elected for a third term.

Michigan voters have elected Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow into a third term.

It appeared likely that Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow would win a third term, as pre-election polls had shown her with double-digit leads. Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra insisted though that he was getting a late surge of support.